Course Description

This course examines the main concepts and issues in contemporary migration studies by employing historical and international perspectives. The course will examine the Canadian response and the evolution of a post-war system implemented to deal with refugees and immigrants. Case studies of immigrants to Canada and to other parts of the world are used to illustrate theoretical concepts and to promote an understanding of the contextual nature of contemporary migration processes. Comparisons with other societies such as Australia, the United States and to the European Union will be discussed. The course will use a critical social sciences approach to address the implications of the North-South, and South-South relationship in the creation of refugees and immigrant populations.


This course is part of the Immigration and Settlement Studies Course Series. 

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.



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May 03, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $586.57 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information